Cooling Athlon XP

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by luish, Sep 10, 2002.

  1. luish

    luish OSNN Senior Addict


    Iam searching for a cooling system for my athlon XP.

    can you recomend me any ?
  2. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

    heres one
  3. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

    Texas, USA
    Liquid cooled is nice. If you don't wanna shell out the money for that, at least consider a Thermaltake Volcano 7+ or a Volcano 9 heatsink and fan. And use Arctic Silver III thermal compound. Also, case fans, case fans, case fans. ;)
  4. Goldy

    Goldy Guest

    Liquid Nitrogen

    Liquid Helium if the above does not sort it !
  5. pothitos

    pothitos Guest

    Thermaltake SLK-800 with an 80mm delta ontop. it is the best air cooling system for xp's but it will sound like a 747 taking off :p
  6. adek

    adek Very xp-erianced

    i use the flower and a shim because it is quiet heavy, but quiet as a mouse with pixy shoes on???

  7. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

    Must reconsider somethin , case fans are inneficient if are set in wrong places .. the warm air will ussually remain on the top of the case ..

    My ideea

    CPU = Titan CU-5TB site
    Case = Blowers ( Titan )
  8. PC-Dude

    PC-Dude Guest

    I have 2 1800+'s and on one I use an Alpha Pal 8045 with a 68cfm Delta, which I did the 7 volt mod on and now is much much quiter and still keeps the cpu under 40c under full load.

    And the other one I use a Volcano 7 w/Temperature Control which keeps the cpu under 46c under full load.

    Of course both of these cases have 4 case fans each. The volcano 7 is the best value for the price IMHO.
  9. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

    Philadelphia PA
    Thermaltake Volcano 7+ and some Artic Silver III and you should not have any problems.
  10. InTrIgue

    InTrIgue Guest


    Z4 Intercooler works good for keeping everything cool!

    Z4 Copper Intercooler Kit Specs:
    Water block

    3/8" anodized aluminum fitting
    5/16" copper alloy channel

    Overall size: 5x7"
    Total Cooling: 5x5"
    3/8" anodized fittings

    120V pump
    145 x 2 GPH (Gallons Per Hour)
    3/8" anodized fitting
    Radiator Fan

    Fan Dimension: 120x120x25mm
    Power Connector: 4 - pin
    Bearing System: Ball Bearing
    Speed: 3100RPM
    Airflow: 90CFM
    Noise Level: 44.5dB
  11. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

    Philadelphia PA
    water cooling makes me so nervous right now. I would not leave it alone and on.
  12. Pythro

    Pythro Guest

    Put a fan on the top of the case, for a blow hole.
  13. rodneyck

    rodneyck Guest

  14. Mark-XP

    Mark-XP Guest

    Hi, got a question ... got a 2100+ and right now just web browsing the cpu temp is 54c and the case temp is 42c .
    Now the cpu has an AMD cooling fan on it and the case has a 450 watt PS with 2 fans blowing out and one case fan in rear blowing out and one on top 80mm pulling air in , there is a place for a front mounted fan 80mm I think.
    Ok the questions are these temps to HOT
    and if they are how tricky is it to replace the cpu cooler with a better one.
    Thanks , Mark
  15. rodneyck

    rodneyck Guest

    Not positive on the cpu temp, but you may be getting up there. Someone else might want to step in on this one, but as far as replacing your cpu cooler, it's easy.

    Here, this will help you..
  16. Mark-XP

    Mark-XP Guest

    Thanks ... btw / I played UT for and hour and it got up to 60cpu-47case ..... :eek:
  17. rodneyck

    rodneyck Guest